Hipster leg rope exclusion to leash laws

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  1. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Yeah the only time i don't wear a leash is when it's small and uncrowded. Only reason i do so is to make it more of a workout.

    Just to play devil's advocate, iv got a 3" scar on my head BECAUSE of a leash.
     
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  2. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    Leashes are, hands down, the best surfing item invented since the invention of the surfboard itself (except bikinis). And not for safety reasons (but that too). Those that say they know how to not lose their board....hogwash, they swim a lot, and their wave count is way less, and they fix more dings on their boards (waste of time).
    Bottom line--are you there to surf or swim??
    But if swimming makes you feel macho.....go for it.
     

  3. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Truth right there. One of my sons took out his favorite board last summer on a small day with no leash. A twin keel fish. Board went into the shore break and one side of the fish tail snapped clean. Luckily for him it was such a perfectly clean break that I was able to repair it so that you almost can't tell it was ever broken. Had he been wearing a leash that never would have happened.
     
  4. Yankkee

    Yankkee Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2017
    If it weren't fore leashes tiede propere like, we woulde have loste Frost maney swells agoe.
     
  5. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    100%. I will say i don't lose my board when i go leashless often. But that's because if you ride a wave clean and kick out.... well you'd have to be retarded to lose it. When you don't ride a wave clean though.... there's no holding on to that thing. This is why i only do it on smaller days where I'm basically just gliding along (not much that can go wrong resulting in a runaway board). And swimming sucks. Again, it just makes those small days more of a workout if you do lose your board. But on any fun sized day, eff that. I don't want to not go for a certain turn or somthing just because i might lose the board. Or chase after it.
     
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  6. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    I rarely surf without a leash. I put one on when the board is new and can't be bothered to take it off/put it back on ever again. But I do have an old log from the 60s that doesn't have a leash, so when I do surf that board, I go leashless.

    But I used to never wear a leash logging, preferring the feeling of freedom when walking the nose. That all ended when I lost my board one day and it washed into the beach doing that log roll thing... bouncing around until it washed up onto the beach. When I finally got to it, my flex fin had overflexed and spider cracked all the way through the middle of the fin.

    And that was that. Leash from that point on.
     
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  7. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
  8. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    Yes, 2 requirements for me to go leashes: 1) small surf and longboard, 2) low tide (i surf were rocks line the shore - I am frequently accused of being crazy. Not true, right??....Right?? Well, RIGHT??!!??)
     
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  9. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    Kickouts. Yes I surfed longboards for first 7-8 years as a kid and did learn to do great kickouts. They are smart and a solution. But....every now and then, even so, everybody has the board jump back into the wave and its "bye bye". Start swimming.....lol
     
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  10. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    That's how Corky Carrol lost at Rincon in '69... or so he says.
     
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  11. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

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    Jul 13, 2016
    even kids have leashes nowadays. kids without leashes always crashing into the rocks...last best invention btw was yoga pants. before that, the thong. let's get real
     
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  12. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Next up is the yoga thong!
     
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  13. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    The "good ol' days"....

    Hockey goalies didn't always wear masks.
    http://sportsthenandnow.com/2009/10...0-years-later-not-required-but-never-without/
     
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  14. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    Barry invented both. Still wears 'em.
     
  15. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
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  16. Yankkee

    Yankkee Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2017
  17. Yankkee

    Yankkee Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2017
  18. Yankkee

    Yankkee Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2017